Seikou Kaneko, a calligraphy teacher living in New York, was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She taught music at both elementary and middle schools in Japan for over twenty five years. In addition, she has been learning calligraphy for more than fifty years. In 1981, she moved to the United States with her husband upon his retirement, and since then she has been teaching calligraphy in New York as an instructor of Nihon Shuji and Kyoiku Shuji Zaidan where she holds the highest rank of the 8th degree. We interviewed her about her unique experience as a calligraphy teacher outside of Japan.